Coming Soon To a Country Near You…

coming-soonLisa and Carrie-Ann Beaney currently live in a taxpayer-paid “single B&B room” in England with their four children and claim they are too stressed to work because of homophobic bullying.

Lisa, 30, quit her job at McDonald’s after just three months and Carrie-Ann 23 has never worked at all.  Outrageous.

They each had one child before becoming a couple, then, with no money or skills, they decided they wanted another baby and persuaded a male friend to donate the sperm they needed for artificial insemination at home.  They each got pregnant and both gave birth last year.  Pregnancies and births, no doubt, paid by the taxpayers.

After receiving £53,000-a-year in benefits which includes £608-a-week for their B&B room, income support and child benefits, they’re now complaining that their house isn’t big enough!  In addition to their audaciousness in wanting a bigger home, they’re playing the homophobic card – “It does feel like we were persecuted because of our sexuality and I think the council needs to show us some sympathy.”

While this story comes from across the pond, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll be hearing more and more stories like this here at home.  The ever-growing welfare state in the United States will make sure of that.

According to the 4th quarter 2011 U.S. Census Bureau report, 27% ofU.S. citizens are on Medicaid, a staggering 49 million are receiving food stamps and 13.4 million are living in subsidized housing.

In another example, how many times have I heard people say, “I’m waiting for my tax refund” when, in fact, there’s no way they’ve paid enough taxes to actually get a tax refund?  How can anyone making minimum wage at McDonalds get a tax refund of thousands of dollars?  Because what they’re actually getting is a tax credit and, if you’ve ever read any of my articles, you know this is probably my biggest pet peeves.  As far as I’m concerned, if the feds won’t repeal tax credits outright, then it should be changed so that tax credits do not exceed the amount of taxes you actually pay into the system.

So as long as the government makes it easier and easier for people to apply for and receive government benefits, we’re always going to have people who want more and more just like these two idiots in England.  They had no jobs, they had no prospects for jobs, they apparently have no marketable skills, they already had two children they can’t afford, and then both (!) decided to get artificially inseminated by another bozo and have two more children they can’t afford.  What’s most shocking to me is their sense of entitlement.  Bottom line, Lisa and Carrie-Ann are too stupid to raise weeds, let alone children.

This may be happening in England right now, but I would bet dollars for donuts that we’re going to be reading similar stories here in the United States.  It’s only a matter of time.  And we, the productive, working people will continue to take care of these completely irresponsible, selfish, worthless human beings.

If they’re not going to work, then why aren’t they doing some sort of volunteer service in exchange for all the taxpayers are giving them?  I’ve written about this before.  Why aren’t welfare recipients required to do some sort of community service?  First of all, any decent human being should be doing this voluntarily if they’re getting something for nothing.  But since that’s not happening on any large scale, then the government, representing the people who are actually footing the bill, should require it.

If I sound angry, it’s because I am.  What happened to personal responsibility?  Day after day, year after year, this quality which madeAmerica great is fading fast.  What used to be the American Dream – work hard and you can achieve anything – - is definitely a thing of the past.  The toothpaste is out of the tube and as long as the government is willing to take care of these people, they’ll be more lined up, waiting with their hand outs for “their share” of the new American Dream – something for nothing.

Unfortunately, I get it.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
  • Roger Ward

    For those readers who may be unfamiliar with the pound/dollar ratio, the 53,000 pounds these English layabouts receive is equal to more than $85,000. Yes, $85,000 a year for a family of four — and this amount is not taxed! How many families of four in the U.S. wish they had an $85,000 a year income — tax free! Look at England and the rest of Western Europe and you’ll see where this country is headed, thanks to the Democrats …. and to a slightly lesser extent, the Republicans, too.

  • Ron F

    If the people of England want to put up with it, they can. Obviously this is the exception or it would not be newsworthy and we do not know if the British government will give in to their demands. Nevertheless, the problem with any welfare program is that people who are receiving benefits will always want more and proponents will always want to expand it. It is a good example of people who benefit from taxpayers want more benefits instead of being thankful for what is being provided. Part of the American Recovery and
    Reinvestment Act [stimulus] was an increase in the maximum allotment of food
    stamps [now called SNAP federally and Cal Fresh in California]. The increase
    ended November 1, 2013. As a result a family of four will see a reduction of
    5.4% [$36.00 a month] in their food stamp allotment. That means a family of four
    was receiving $666.67 a month which will be reduced to $630.67 a month
    [$7,568.04 a year] or approximately $158.00 per person a month. This does not
    include other benefits. We are now seeing articles about how families can no
    longer eat healthy food because of the cut and how it will hurt some
    businesses. If I was not working and
    had to pay for food with my own money, I could eat for far less than $158.00 a
    month and I could eat healthy food. In California, EBT [the food stamp card]
    can be used at restaurants. Hopefully the sequester will never end.

  • Roger Ward

    If you want to see America’s future, just look at western Europe. As they have promised, Obama and the Democrats have already made large strides in transforming this country. When Hilary is elected in three more years, her reign will be a mopping up operation, devoted to moving us the rest of the way to a Democratic Socialist system, where an all-powerful nanny state is involved in and controls every aspect of our lives. Don’t expect any help from the Stupid Party (Republicans); they have shown that their real wish is to be the Democrat-Light Party. Our only hope is that another Reagan or a Thatcher should appear …. but there’s no such person anywhere on the horizon. Although I won’t be here to see it, there is some slight satisfaction in knowing that the voters who put the lefties in office (FDR, Johnson, Carter, the Clintons, Obama) will get what they asked for: lives of government control and intrusion combined with crushing debt and European levels of taxation. Look to Western Europe to see the future of America. (sigh.)

  • Brian Fr Langley

    As I say often in my responses, if you reward bad behavior, you’ll get bad behavior. Unhappily the welfare state in a democracy is circular. The slackers get money, the politicians who give it to them, get their votes. And here’s what a lot of folks really don’t get. Americans fought (and died) for NO taxation without representation. For a moment just think? What we have now is FAR WORSE Representation without taxation. Let me say this one more time. We’ve evolved a system where one actually gets representation WITHOUT taxation. Of course I’ll vote to have the other guy give me stuff. I’ll only reject higher taxes or tax misallocation if it costs me. Not, if it only costs you. For the system to work, every one needs to have their own dog in the hunt.